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HR Business Partner

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10024089 Location Mumbai, India Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Feb. 13, 2023

Job Summary:

In October of 2022, Industrial Light & Magic opened its studio in Mumbai, India. The youngest of all the ILM studios, the India studio leverages the expertise and technological know-how developed over 40 years at Industrial Light & Magic combined with the top artists and technicians in the region. Knowledge and culture flow freely between the company’s five studios and the global team shares tools and workflow allowing for seamless collaboration on all  projects. 

As we grow ILM India, we are seeking an HR Business Partner to be one of the first members of our team and be a key part of this exciting opportunity. 

The HR Business Partner works closely with the Senior Manager, HR Business Partner, and provides day-to-day leadership to HR for the ILM Mumbai studio. This includes ensuring managers are provided with support and employees' questions and needs are addressed in a timely and quality manner. They will play an active role in understanding the business, operations and troubleshooting, problem solving and interpreting various workplace situations in the context of policy, process, and employment law. They will also be involved in on-boarding, employee relations and exit process for employees across the studio. The HR Business Partner will also provide guidance to more junior members of the studio HR team who support administrative, operational, and transactional aspects of HR management.

What You’ll Do

  • Provide day-to-day HR support and offer pragmatic HR solutions to meet business needs

  • Partners effectively with HR functions (i.e., recruitment, D&I, training) to deliver solutions

  • Maintain trusted partnerships with managers, employees, and HR teams

  • Enable strategic business initiatives through delivery of people strategies

  • Develop, maintain, and demonstrate working knowledge of business to provide solutions

  • Influence business leaders to take long-term view to engage and retain top talent

  • Work closely with leaders to build morale, productivity, and org effectiveness

  • Assist managers in effective performance management and development of employees

  • Partner with the HR manager in the delivery of annual comp and performance planning activities

  • Regularly monitors employee survey and shares trends and recommendations to leadership

  • Maintains headcount tracking and day to day headcount management for the studio

  • Assists and organizes studio-wide initiatives, events and programming as required.

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelors in HR, Business or related field or equivalent work experience 

  • 4+ years’ experience as HR Business partner or HR functional experience Partnering with diverse functional groups and executive level leadership

  • Strong business acumen with a keen aptitude to quickly assimilate new information. 

  • Proven ability to effectively interact with all organizational levels in a multicultural environment and build strong relationships. 

  • Excellent consulting and conflict management skills. 

  • Experience working with senior executives in an “influence-without-authority” role. 

  • Experience, exposure, and comfort with a variety of HR facets including organization development, employee relations, talent acquisition, learning & development, and/or compensation. 

  • Ability to function independently, with minimal supervision, and thrive within a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment. 

  • Advanced level skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Smart Sheets

  • SAP or Workday experience.  GSuite experience a plus.

  • Working knowledge and application of regional employment law

  • Preferred Skills/Competencies:

    • Experience in Media or Production environments.  

    • Experience in VFX industry.

    • Project management experience.  

    • Experience working in a large, global, creative, matrixed environment.


About Industrial Light & Magic:

Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production, and attraction industries. ILM has created visual effects for over 325 feature films and has played a key role in seven of the top 10 worldwide box-office hits of all time and has contributed to 25 of the top 50. ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, the company continues to break new ground in visual effects, VR, AR, and Immersive Cinema.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with UTV Software Communications Private Ltd, which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

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